Intelsat: The upcoming “major renovation” of the satellite firm’s former headquarters will include a 20,000 square-foot conference center. Brokers working for the complex’s new owner seek to attract “eds, meds, and feds,” plus embassies and tech firms needing office space, according to BisNow.com. Tech firms, huh? That sounds familiar. Another plan that got our attention: “A marketplace instead of a food court.”
Where the streets are renamed: Thirteen House members are calling on our mayor and Council to name the portion of International Place in front of the Chinese embassy after jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo. China doesn’t much care for the idea.
Bread Furst: Now four weeks old, Mark Furstenberg’s Bread Furst has been getting a lot of attention from within our own neighborhood and throughout the area. Judging from the crowds, you’ve most likely decided whether the bakery’s goods are “worth the carbs,” or is the great bakery that’s been missing from DC’s restaurant scene. (And doesn’t the man mentioned at the top of that City Paper article sound a lot like our David Bardin?) Also, among upcoming offerings to look forward to: ice cream and sodas.
Wakefield wake-up call: Don’t let the quiet, tree-lined streets of Wakefield fool you. This triangle-shaped neighborhood is one of the hottest in DC.